Interior Painting Santa Barbara
Our professional painting service gives the interior of your Santa Barbara home a sleek, clean, and vibrant paint job. Each project is unique, and we work with you to create the perfect color scheme for your home.
The interior of your home contains many separate surfaces which require special preparation. To create a long lasting paint job which looks clean we examine all ceilings, walls, baseboards, moldings, doors, and shutters prior to painting. This process is a significant portion of the painting project, and we assess each surface to determine its condition and decide the best way to ready it for repainting.
Oil and Water Based Paints
Paints are generally divided into oil-based and water-based categories. This is important when it is time to repaint the interior of your home. Water-based paint is the most popular choice when repainting, but many homes in Santa Barbara have oil-based paint on existing surfaces. Because water-based paint can not be applied directly on top of an existing coat of oil-based paint, special preparation is required to prevent the new water based paint from failing.
It is common to see homes with improperly transitioned interiors. This means that a previous painting contractor did not properly treat the oil-based surfaces before applying a new coat of water-based paint. If surfaces in your home have flakey paint, or can easily be scratched off with your fingernail or by light contact, then that surface is likely to have not been properly transitioned. Repairing improper transitions can expensive. Completely removing existing coats of paint is labor intensive, and if each surface is properly transitioned removing existing coats of paint is not necessary.